Peterborough: Group fights hunger

  • Deb Davidson, Linda Caracappa, and Carol Cleary, left to right, are three of the four members hoping to bring End 68 Hours of Hunger to the ConVal School District. The program would provide food to needy school children over the weekend.  Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

Monadncok Ledger-Transcript
Published: 5/11/2016 6:59:39 PM

A community group is asking for donations and volunteers to ensure that ConVal students don’t go hungry in their time away from school.

End 68 Hours of Hunger is a not-for-profit organization focused on providing two breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners to school children over the weekend.

There are about 150-160 projected students in need of such a program in the ConVal School District, according to Linda Caracappa, one of four founders of the recently formed ConVal branch.

The program has been approved by the ConVal School District, and is now in need of donations and volunteers. To donate, call 588-2468 and to volunteer call 924-3504.

Caracappa said the goal is to begin the program by the second week of the 2016-17 school year. The group needs about $1,500 worth of food per week and about 20 volunteers to successfully run the program. Questions can be sent to

There will be a community meeting held at the Union Congregational Church in Peterborough on June 16 at 6 p.m. for interested parties to learn more about the initiative.


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